AFSPA

  • DAA has ceased to exist, AFSPA continues to be in force in JK: government 6 days ago

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday night said that the Disturbed Areas Act, 1997 has ceased to exist since 1998 but the AFSPA continues to remain in force in the state. "It needs to be appreciated that, while the J&K Disturbed Areas Act, 1997, has ceased to exist with...
  • Will gradually repeal AFSPA from J&K, denotify certain areas under the Act, says CM Mufti Sayeed March 23, 2015

    Srinagar: In a statement that could lead to fresh trouble with its ally Bharatiya Janata Party, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that his government will gradually repeal the contentious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state. "Keeping in view the improving security scenario, the...
  • J&K government will examine need for denotifying disturbed areas: CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed March 22, 2015

    Jammu: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said his government would examine the need for denotifying disturbed areas to initiate a phased withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from there. "Keeping in view the improving security scenario, the state government will examine the need for denotifying 'disturbed areas',...
  • We'll start gradual process of scrapping of AFSPA: J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed March 20, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday said his government will soon start the gradual process of scrapping of the contentious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) even as the state witnessed another terror strike by Pakistan backed terrorists on Friday. "We'll start gradual process of scrapping...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed condemns Kathua attack, calls it a dastardly act March 20, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday condemned the terror attack on a police station in the state which left four persons including three security men dead. Two terrorists, who were members of a fidayeen squad which had infiltrated, were also killed in the subsequent encounter with...
  • BJP softens stand on AFSPA, says can be lifted from peaceful areas of J&K March 16, 2015

    Jammu: Softening its stand on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said it was in favour of partial revocation of the law from the peaceful areas of the state. "BJP is with it. Wherever there is a need to lift...
  • Home Ministry opposes AFSPA repeal March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will stay as Union Home Ministry has rejected an official Committee recommendation for repeal of the Act. A senior Home Ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that a recommendation for rejection of BP Jeevan Reddy Committee report has...
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  • News 360: J&K CM Mufti says Afzal Guru's hanging travesty of justice; BJP distances itself March 2, 2015

    A group of People's Democratoc Party (PDP) MLAs on Monday fired another salvo at its coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) calling the hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru issue as "a travesty of justice". The issue is sure to embarrass the PDP leadership too and expose chinks in the relations...
  • Delhi court to hear case against Irom Sharmila on June 5 March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday fixed June 5 for hearing a case in which rights activist Irom Sharmila is facing trial for allegedly trying to commit suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar in 2006. Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain, who was scheduled to record evidence in the case...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed credits Pakistan, Hurriyat, terrorists for peaceful polls; BJP in a tight spot March 1, 2015

    Jammu: It is a statement that is surely going the hackles in the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday called for a dialogue with Pakistan while crediting the neighbouring, Hurriyat Conference and terror groups for providing a conducive environment for the five-phased Assembly...
  • BJP-PDP deal in J&K finalised, Mufti Sayeed likely to be sworn in as CM on March 1 February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Two months after elections in Jammu and Kashmir gave a hung assembly, the deal between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have finally come to an agreement. According to sources, the new government is likely to be sworn in on 1 March. The two...
  • J&K government formation: PDP-BJP deal almost done, status quo likely on Art 370, AFSPA February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are believed to have agreed on keeping the status quo on Article 370 and Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said. The sources said PDP's Mufti Mohammed Sayeed is likely to get the...
  • BJP, PDP to seal the deal on J&K government formation, no re-look on AFSPA, say sources February 21, 2015

    Srinagar: The Bharatiya Janata Party and Peoples Democratic Party are inching towards forming a government in Jammu and Kashmir, months after Assembly elections. Sources said on Saturday that the deal is almost done between the two parties and PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed is likely to meet Prime Minister...
  • J&K: PDP, BJP may form coalition soon, no agreement on Article 370, AFSPA yet February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir may see an end soon with People's Democratic Party Chief Mufti Mohammed Sayeed likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the PDP have come to an understanding on contentious issues and...
  • A day after release, Irom Sharmila arrested again January 23, 2015

    Imphal: A day after being released from jail, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was on Friday arrested once again by police under the same charge of attempt to commit suicide by means of her indefinite fast. Imphal West Superintendent of Police Jhaljit said Sharmila was arrested under section 309 of the...
  • Manipur: Activist Irom Sharmila released from jail January 22, 2015

    Imphal: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila who is on indefinite fast since November 2000 was released from judicial custody on Thursday night. The activist has been demanding end to Armed Force Special Protection Act (AFSPA) in Manipur and have been in judicial custody since November 2000. The police have booked Irom under...
  • PDP rules out compromise on Article 370, AFSPA; J&K government formation deadlocked December 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Four days have passed since Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared but the deadlock over government formation continues as the single largest party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday said that it will not compromise on issues like Article 370 and Armed Force Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Rejecting...
  • PDP seeks assurance from BJP on Article 370, AFSPA December 27, 2014

    Srinagar: The stalemate over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continued for the fifth day as PDP sought assurance from BJP over certain issues like safeguarding Article 370 and revocation of AFSPA which form the core agenda of the regional party. "All options are still open, no decision has been...
  • Irom Sharmila's fight agaInst AFSPA, Mary Kom's gold keep Manipur in news in 2014 December 22, 2014

    Imphal: Terrorist activities including blasts on Republic Day, Irom Sharmila's fast entering the 15th year and boxer MC Mary Kom winning an Asiad gold kept Manipur in news in 2014. Though there was some decline in terrorist activities, nevertheless 13 civilians including five non-Manipuris were either killed by unidentified gunmen or...
  • Omar reiterates his stand, says will not rest until AFSPA is revoked from J&K December 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Reiterating his stand on controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that National Conference (NC) would not rest until the Act is not completely revoked from Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing election rallies in Tral, Uri and Baramulla in north Kashmir, Omar said,...
  • J&K polls: NC raking autonomy, AFSPA issues to avoid accountability, says Congress November 27, 2014

    Bardal: Hitting out at its former ally, Congress on Thursday said that National Conference is raking up autonomy and AFSPA issues to avoid accountability for their non performance in the state. "NC is again resorting to their wild cries to repeat their old rhetorics to avoid accountability for their non...
  • Congress divided over AFSPA, Amarinder Singh against repealing of the Act November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party remains divided over the issue of Armed Forces Special Power Act. Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh has strongly defended the act and was against repealing of the Act. Singh raised the verdict in the 2010 Machil encounter case, where 5...
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  • Congress, PDP didn't support me in revocation of AFSPA: Omar Abdullah November 15, 2014

    Ganderbal(J&K): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday accused both his coalition partner Congress and opposition Peoples' Democratic Party of not supporting him in his endeavour to get controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) revoked. He also said that PDP did not support him as the opposition...
  • Kiren Rijiju hits out at Chidambaram for calling AFSPA an 'obnoxious law' November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday hit back at senior Congress leader P Chidambaram for his comments on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju criticised Chidambaram saying that it was wrong on his part to make statements against AFSPA when his party...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila charged with attempted suicide, jailed for 15 days August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila was on Friday charged with attempted suicide and sent to 15day judicial custody. Sharmila, who had refused to be examined by doctors upon her release on Wednesday, was taken away forcibly by police personnel from her protest site in Imphal. Irom, who was freed on Wednesday,...
  • Irom rearrested but AFSPA not on Manipur government's talking table August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila was again arrested on Friday while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal. After Irom Sharmila refused medical examination the police on Friday morning forcibly picked her up and took her away in a police van. Brutal manhandling and force...
  • Manipur: Irom Sharmila and her mother resist arrest as police arrive at the protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: The police in Imphal arrived at Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's protest venue to arrest her on Friday morning. However, Irom and her mother have been defiant and have been resisting arrest. Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release,...